Teleprompters are a niche category. The only people who need them are those who make video content. Thus, you don’t have a ton of options in terms of hardware, and the price can get quite high. A valid alternative is using your smartphone with an app. There are a few decent teleprompter apps that work well in most scenarios. Here are the best teleprompter apps for Android.
The best teleprompter apps for Android
Price: Free / $14.99 per month / $49.99-$99.99 per 6 months
BIGVU Teleprompter is a reasonably decent teleprompter app. You can record your script, have it scroll through, and record yourself reading it. BIGVU also lets you record video directly from the phone’s selfie camera, with the teleprompter overlaid for your convenience. That makes it good for mobile shooters.
The app has some other features, like a crop function for your video, and you can brand your videos with your company logo. This one has a subscription price, so it’s definitely not the cheapest, but it’ll get you there.
Price: Free / $2.99
Elegant Teleprompter is one of the simpler teleprompter apps. You type out your script and it’ll scroll through it while you talk. It has some excellent features like Bluetooth remote compatibility, and you can do basic stuff like change text size, scroll speed, and more. You can also record video while the teleprompter scrolls, if you want.
This one is pretty cheap at only $2.99 for the premium version. The pro version adds a few extra features and removes ads. It’s not always the prettiest to look at, but it gets the job done and that’s all that matters here.
Nano Teleprompter is a lot like Elegant Teleprompter. It’s simple, reasonably easy to use, and it doesn’t have a subscription cost. The app also includes a floating widget, so you can use your native phone camera app, a huge plus in this space. You can also import scripts, use custom colors, and there are a few gesture controls as well.
It’s not perfect. It’s a little too easy to accidentally hit the floating widget while recording video, which can change some stuff for the worse. Otherwise, this app is rock solid and works rather well.
Price: Free / $9.99
Oratory is one of those teleprompter apps that works pretty well, but can be a little frustrating to use. This one boasts a feature set for professionals, including streamers. It lets you roll your teleprompter in any application, whether it’s Twitch, Snapchat, or your main camera app. The app also comes with some basic controls like text size and scroll speed.
The app has its ups and downs. However, lately (in early 2022), the developers seem to have figured out the issues. Thus, we’re recommending it despite its lower-than-average Google Play rating. The price tag is a bit high at $9.99, but it’s still cheaper than all the subscription options.
Price: Free / $3.99 per month
SUFLER.PRO is another teleprompter app with its ups and downs. On the plus side, it offers some unique features like voice activation for its teleprompter mode, remote control support, and an online text editor (for cross-platform support) — and it can record video with a teleprompter for you. There are also the base features like text size and scroll speed.
It is, however, a little buggy from time to time. Although we didn’t have any issues with our test devices, it seems like other people have experienced problems. As it’s also a subscription (due to cross-platform syncing) we recommend you give this app a good, long test before paying for anything.
Price: Free / $7.99 per month / $29.99 per year
Teletoto is kind of a wildcard on this list. It does the same things as most of the other teleprompter apps here. You write your script, and then you record yourself reading it with the built-in video recorder. It also lets you use the rear camera if you prefer.
It’s quite expensive compared to most of its peers. However, it specifically markets itself to professionals and students, and that’s probably why. Other teleprompters do more, but Teletoto removes a lot of the fluff for a clean, basic UI that just works.
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